Recipe courtesy of Peter Merriman

Maui Onion Napolean with Orange Ginger Sauce

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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 cups fresh orange juice

2 cups orange segments

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

2 tablespoons sugar, optional

2 tablespoons nam pla (Asian fish sauce)

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 cup olive oil


12 (1/4-inch thick) Maui onion slices

1/2 cup olive oil

4 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

4 teaspoons sambal (hot chili paste)

4 ounces goat cheese

4 whole fresh basil leaves

12 (1/4-inch thick) slices vine ripe tomatoes


  1. To prepare the sauce, use a blender and combine all of the ingredients except the olive oil and blend well. Slowly add the olive oil while the blender is running to incorporate the ingredients.
  2. With each onion slice, rub 1 side with olive oil, thyme, and the Sambal. Grill the onion rings, bigger side down, turn and spread the goat cheese. Grill an additional 30 seconds longer. Continue to stack the onion and cheese, then basil, tomato, and basil again.
  3. To serve, spread the sauce onto each plate or a large platter and place the onion napoleons on sauce.